If you’re a Nickelodeon kid, you may want to know how to watch the iCarly reboot online for free to see what your favorite characters are up to a decade later.
iCarly premiered in 2007 and followed Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove), a teenager in Seattle, Washington, who created her own web show named iCarly with her best friends, Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress), in the apartment loft that she and her older brother, Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor), live in. It didn’t take long for iCarly to become an internet phenomenon, and with their viral fame, Carly, Sam and Freddie found themselves in increasingly wacky situations. The show was created by Dan Schneider, who also created The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, Victorious and other Nickelodeon shows. iCarly ran for six seasons until its finale in 2012.
In December 2020, news broke that an iCarly reboot was in the works with Cosgrove, Kress and Trainor reprising their original roles. In March 2021, McCurdy confirmed in the episode of the podcast, “Empty Inside, that she would not be starring and had quit acting. “My mom put me in it when I was 6, and by sort of age, I guess, 10 or 11 I was the main financial support for my family,” she said. “It was very much the pressure of my family didn’t have a lot of money, and this was the way out,” she said, “which I actually think was helpful in driving me to some degree of success.”
She continued, “I ultimately quit after my mom passed away, because with her death kind of died a lot of her ideas for my life, and that was its own journey and a difficult one for sure.” She went on to reveal that her acting career left her “so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most just cheesy, embarrassing” thing. She continued, “I resent my career in a lot of ways.” In the iCarly reboot, Laci Mosley was cast Harper, a new roommate of Carly’s.
While the whole original cast won’t be in the iCarly reboot, the series does have fans excited for what Carly, Freddie and Spencer are up to a decade later. Ahead is what we know about the revival and how to watch the iCarly reboot online for free.
When does iCarly come back?
Season 2 of the iCarly reboot premiered on Paramount Plus on April 8, 2022.
How to watch iCarly online
iCarly is available to stream on Paramount Plus, which offers two plans: ad-supported Essential Plan and an ad-free Premium Plan. Without any deals, the Essential Plan costs $4.99 per month, while the Premium plan costs $9.99 per month. Paramount Plus also offers two yearly plans: The Essential plan costs $49.99 per year (which saves users 16 percent or around $10 from the monthly price) and the Premium plan costs $99.99 per year (which saves users 16 percent or around $20 from the monthly price.)
How to watch iCarly online for free
So how can one watch iCarly online for free? Read on for our tips and tricks to stream iCarly at no cost.
The best way to watch iCarly online for free is with Paramount Plus’ seven-day free trial, which is more than enough time to watch iCarly at no cost. Along with iCarly, Paramount Plus, CBS’ exclusive streaming service, 30,000 episodes, 2,500 movies and 30-plus original series like The Good Fight and the iCarly reboot. After the trial ends, users can choose to subscribe for $4.99 per month for Paramount Plus’ ad-supported plan and $9.99 per month for its ad-free plan. Students also receive a 25 percent discount, which costs them $3.74 per month for the ad-supported plan and or $7.49 per month for the ad-free plan. Read on how for how to sign up for Paramount Plus’ seven-day free trial.
- Visit Paramount Plus’ website.
- Click “TRY IT FREE.”
- Click “Continue” and choose your plan: The Essential ad-supported plan for $4.99 per month / $49.99 per year (which saves users $10) or the Premium no-ads plan for $9.99 per month / $9.99 per year (which saves users $20.)
- Enter your information and payment method.
- Start watching iCarly with Paramount Plus’ free trial.
If you’ve already used your Paramount Plus free trial, fans can also watch iCarly online for free with Paramount Plus’ seven-day free trial on Amazon Prime Video. To score the free trial, users need to first sign up for Amazon Prime’s 30-day free trial, which comes with the same benefits of Amazon Prime, such as Prime Music and Prime Delivery (a.k.a. free two-day shipping, free same-day shipping, free release-date delivery and free no-rush shipping.) after the Paramount Plus free trial ends, users can choose to subscribe for $5.99 per month for its Limited Commercials ad-supported plan or $9.99 per month for its no-ads Premium plan Read on for how to sign up for Paramount Plus’ free trial with Amazon Prime.
- Visit Amazon Prime Video’s Paramount Plus website
- Click “Start your free trials”
- Sign into your Amazon account
- Choose your plan: The Limited Commercials plan for $5.99 per month after a seven-day free trial or the Premium plan for $9.99 per month after a seven-day free trial
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If you’re a T-Mobile or Sprint customer (or know someone who is), both phone plans offer free Paramount Plus subscriptions with their postpaid wireless and home internet plans. The subscription lasts for 12 months and is for Paramount Plus’ ad-supported, Essential plan. The deal won’t last long, however, so it’s best to sign up now. Click here for T-Mobile and Sprint’s FAQ on how to sign up for a free Paramount Plus subscription.
When are new iCarly season 2 episodes released?
iCarly season 2 episodes are released on Fridays on Fridays at 12:01 a.m. PT / 3:01 a.m. ET on Paramount Plus.
How many episodes is iCarly season 2?
iCarly season 2 has 10 episodes with run times of around 26 minutes.
Who is in the iCarly cast?
sThe iCarly cast includes Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor, who played Carly Shay, Freddie Benson and Spencer Shay in the original iCarly. Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam Puckett in the original iCarly, confirmed in an interview on the “Empty Inside” in March 2021 that she would not be in the revival because she had quit acting. “My mom put me in it when I was 6, and by sort of age, I guess, 10 or 11 I was the main financial support for my family,” McCurdy explained. “It was very much the pressure of my family didn’t have a lot of money, and this was the way out. Which I actually think was helpful in driving me to some degree of success.”
McCurdy’s mom, Debbie, died in September 2013 after a 17-year-long battle with breast cancer. On the podcast, McCurdy revealed that her mom’s death led her to reevaluate her acting career and roles she’s played in the past, including Sam. “I ultimately quit after my mom passed away, because with her death kind of died a lot of her ideas for my life, and that was its own journey and a difficult one for sure,” she said. She went on to reveal that her acting career left her “so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most just cheesy, embarrassing” thing. She continued, “I resent my career in a lot of ways.”
In the iCarly reboot, Laci Mosley will play Harper, Carly’s roommate and one of her best friends. After the announcement of Harper, Mosley was the target of racist attacks from who saw the character as a replacement for Sam. iCarly writer Franchesca Ramsey responded in a tweet at the time, defending Mosley and denying that the character was meant to replace Sam. “Hey #iCarly tweeps! I’m seeing a looooot of racist abuse being hurled at one of our stars & I’d love if you’d join me in calling it out it when/if you see it,” she tweeted in May 2021. “I’m sad this has to be said but if I’m being honest…I kinda expected it. And I hate that. It’s heart breaking that Black women just EXISTING results in an onslaught of racist abuse. It’s not ok. And being a bystander isn’t ok either.”
She continued, “Laci’s character Harper isn’t replacing Sam. No one could replace Jeanette McCurdy or her incredible talent! But it’s both racist as hell & completely unfair to decide that Laci hasn’t earned her role especially since the show isn’t even out yet!!”
See below for the full iCarly reboot cast.
- Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay
- Jerry Trainor as Spencer Shay
- Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson
- Laci Mosley as Harper
- Jaidyn Triplett as Millicent
- Lyric Lewis as Maeve
- Poppy Liu as Double Dutch
- Mary Scheer as Marissa Benson
- Conor Husting as Beau
- Danielle Morrow as Nora Dershlit
- Josie Totah as Willow
- Alex Wassabi as an ASMR influencer
- Reed Alexander as Nevel Papperman
- Tim Russ as Ted Franklin
- Doug Brochu as Duke Lubberman
- Amanda Cerny as Harmony
- Skye Townsend as Kiki
- Christine Taylor as Argenthina
- Carmela Zumbado as Gwen
- Drew Roy as Griffin
- Esther Povitsky as Brooke
- Jeremy Rowley as Lewbert
- Ryan Ochoa as Chuck Chambers
- Ethan Munck as Guppy
- Greg Mullavey as Granddad Shay
- Tony Amendola as Vinny
- Josh Peck as Paul
iCarly is available to stream on Paramount Plus. Here’s how to watch it for free.
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